Soma and Body In The Clinical Landscape

 Registration is closed for this event
This conference explores how, through the analytic process, both soma and body achieve psychic figuration

Friday 20 May | 6.30pm - 8.45pm (BST)
Saturday 21 May | 9.00am - 6.30pm (BST)

Delivered online via Zoom
Or in person at Regent's University

Recording available*

Listening to the interplay between his hysterics’ bodies and minds first took Freud to the unconscious.  Now the psychoanalytic body comprises two conceptualisations: the libidinal body, the site of sexuality, narcissism and aggression, and the soma, the biological organisation manifested in illness and pain. Drawing on contemporary British and French thought and detailed presentations of the clinical encounter with the bodily, this conference explores how, through the analytic process, both soma and body achieve psychic figuration.

Donald Campbell, Sara Flanders, Francois Louw, Marina Perris-Myttas

Marilia Aisenstein, Marina Perris-Myttas, Joan Schachter and Megan Virtue 

In person: £195
 - includes Friday evening reception and Saturday lunch
(email to find out about this option)

Online only: £130

First 30 students and candidates: £140 / Online: £100 (email to find out about this option)

The conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytical Association and members and candidates of member organisations of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Students wishing to attend need to be sponsored by a BPC registrant.

*This conference will be recorded and available to all registered participants for 2 weeks. 

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the conference, after which time no refunds will be issued

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed in our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants.


May 20th, 2022 6:30 PM through May 21st, 2022 6:30 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard Online via Zoom £ 130.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.
Standard Online via Zoom £ 130.00